Chances are you’ll know it as soon as you see it. Up front is a new “Panamericana" grille, with its distinctive 15 chrome-plated vertical fins. At the rear is a large new rear aerofoil and double diffuser. The body is wider, the suspension is modified and the whole lot comes in special AMG “Green Hell” paint as a nod to the car’s development at the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
A lot of the changes are derived from the Mercedes-AMG GT3 racer, but under the bonnet here is not the 6.3 lump but the 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 from the GT road cars. For this super GT, the V8 boasts 585hp (75hp up on the GT S). It is enough for claimed performance of 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 197mph.